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Raising the Bar:?Lithic Analysis and Archaeological Research in the Southeast
(University of Alabama Press, 2012)
The goal of this collection of essays is to stimulate researchers in the South east to recognize stone tools and debitage as important research data that can be used in parallel with more popular archaeological materials. ...
History and Process in Village Formation: Context and Contrasts from the Northern Southwest
(Society for American Archaeology, 2008)
Two processes characterize the later pre-contact history (twelfth-fourteenth centuries) of the northern part of the American Southwest: aggregation of people into large towns and depopulation of large regions. These processes ...
The Process of Migration in the Late Prehistoric Southwest. In Migration and Reorganization: The Pueblo IV Period in the American Southwest
(Anthropological Research Papers, 1998)
Greater understanding of migration behavior can provide southwestern archaeologists with new insights into prehistoric social dynamics. However, this requires reorienting the way in which archaeologists approach the study ...
Unpacking Production, Resharpening and Hammer Type
(Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Measuring retouch amounts on stone tools has been helpful for understanding human organizational strategies. Multiple retouch indices geared toward assessing retouch amounts on flake tools and unifaces have been developed, ...
Too Many Turkeys??
This PowerPoint presentation was delivered March 15, 2016, at Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde, AZ. It poses the question "Did raising extra corn for turkeys put too much stress on Pueblo farming in the AD 1200s?"
Long-term Anasazi Land-Use Patterns and Forest Reduction: A Case Study from Southwest Colorado
(American Antiquity, 1988)
Species of wood used for fuel changed significantly through time at a large Anasazi village in southwestern Colorado occupied from about A.D. 750 to 900. Changes also occurred in other records of plant use from this site, ...
Why Foragers Choose Acorns Before Salmon: Modeling Back-loaded Resources vs. Front-Loaded Resources
(Proceedings of the Society for California Archaeology, 2010)
Salmon and acorns were the most important terrestrial foods in the diet of contact period groups in northwestern California. Throughout the ethnography salmon is said to be the primary staple, while acorns come in a close ...
The Neolithic Demographic Transition in the U.S. Southwest
(American Antiquity, 2008)
Maize agriculture was practiced in the U.S. Southwest slightly before 2000 B.C., but had a negligible impact on population growth rates until the development or introduction of more productive land races; the ability to ...
Forum: Grand Challenges for Archaeology
(American Antiquity, 2014)
This article represents a systematic effort to answer the question, What are archaeology’s most important scientific challenges? Starting with a crowd-sourced query directed broadly to the professional community of ...
On the Fringe: Community Dynamics at Cox Ranch Pueblo
(New Mexico State University, 2005)
Cox Ranch Pueblo is the center of a sizable Chaco-period (A.D. 1050-1130) community in the southern Cibola region. The Cox Ranch Pueblo Community Research Project has been exploring the connections distant communities may ...